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Representations of Muslim women and the veil: questions of image and voice
Unformatted Document Text:  filmed now not as single images but as a collectivity imbued with power and determination, and dominating the landscape through which they travel to potential death or freedom at sea is in sharp contrast to the conventional evocation of the silent woman fleetingly glimpsed in an urban setting that denies her place. Neshat captures the borderland existence of the veiled Muslim woman in ways that deny the easy stasis of Western envisaging, and open up to question the borders that they tread, while celebrating Muslim women’s strength and resolve, against images more characteristically redolent of victimhood and subjection. Her work’s openness contrasts powerfully with the closed image of the veiled Muslim woman emanating from mainstream media representations. [3698 words] References Ahmed, L. 1992: Women and Gender in Islam. New Haven: Yale University Press. Azzam, M. 1996: Gender and the politics of religion in the Middle East. In M. Yamani (ed.), Feminism and Islam: legal and literary perspectives. Reading: Ithaca Press, pp. 217-230. de Beauvoir, S. 1972: The Second Sex. London: Penguin Books (1 st published in French in 1949). Mernissi, F. 1985: Beyond the Veil: male-female dynamics in Muslim Society. London: Al Saqi Books.

Authors: Macdonald, Myra.
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filmed now not as single images but as a collectivity imbued with power and
determination, and dominating the landscape through which they travel to potential death
or freedom at sea is in sharp contrast to the conventional evocation of the silent woman
fleetingly glimpsed in an urban setting that denies her place. Neshat captures the
borderland existence of the veiled Muslim woman in ways that deny the easy stasis of
Western envisaging, and open up to question the borders that they tread, while
celebrating Muslim women’s strength and resolve, against images more characteristically
redolent of victimhood and subjection. Her work’s openness contrasts powerfully with
the closed image of the veiled Muslim woman emanating from mainstream media
representations.
[3698 words]
References
Ahmed, L. 1992: Women and Gender in Islam. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Azzam, M. 1996: Gender and the politics of religion in the Middle East. In M. Yamani
(ed.), Feminism and Islam: legal and literary perspectives. Reading: Ithaca Press, pp.
217-230.
de Beauvoir, S. 1972: The Second Sex. London: Penguin Books (1
st
published in French
in 1949).
Mernissi, F. 1985: Beyond the Veil: male-female dynamics in Muslim Society. London:
Al Saqi Books.


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